WE are standing in the Worcester City and Worcestershire Council elections because with a diverse council we can Build Back Equal.
by Womens' Equality Worcestershire in Worcester, England, United Kingdom
COVID-19 showed us just how strong the Worcestershire community spirit is. When the country went into lockdown, our local communities came into their own. We protected one another and the NHS and supported our essential workers who care for the sick, teach our children and keep lifelines like grocery shops and deliveries going.
But the pandemic also shone a light on the inequalities in society and the gaping holes left by years of austerity and mismanagement. It could not be clearer that both Worcester City and County councils must prioritise care and local investment as we recover from the COVID pandemic.
The Women’s Equality Party do not just want to build back better, we want to build back equal.
Usually at this time of year we are gearing up our election campaign and looking forward to talking with people on their doorsteps but this year, like so much else, we are doing things differently.
We are used to finding new ways to tackle old problems. We have lots of ideas on how to reach out to the people of Bedwardine!
Value care work
We've seen the true value of care during the pandemic. However, those same services have had their funding reduced or withdrawn leaving them in crisis, particularly the childcare industry. Caring is essential, skilled and specialist work and it deserves to be valued.
End violence against women and girls
COVID-19 has worsened the hidden pandemic that is domestic abuse. WE want to see better funded services and better access to specialist services, so that no women are turned away when they most need it.
Support active travel
During lockdowns many of us have explored our local green spaces. We enjoyed our communities free from the usual air and noise pollution that comes with heavy road traffic. We want to see healthier communities, built for people not for cars, where our children can play safely, and we can all thrive and have access to green space.
Redress the political gender imbalance
Worcester City Council has just over 35% female councillors, County has a shocking 24%. It is women and minority groups who have borne the brunt of austerity measures over the last fifteen years and, more recently, COVID-19 and lockdown measures. More diversity within the City and County councils will ensure those voices are heard and those experiences valued.
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Promoted by Kathryn Busby on behalf of Leisa Taylor, both at Women’s Equality Party, Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX.
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